Recommended age: 16+ years
As the Senior Curator of the Nicholson collection of antiquities at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Melanie shares insight into ancient Egyptians and their world view.
Explore everything from key personalities, events and periods of pharaonic history to the interrelationship between religion and society. This is a conversation which will appeal both to experts and the uninitiated, and is a great entry point to fuel your appreciation of Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.
Note: Ticket price does NOT include entry to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.
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Dr Melanie Pitkin
Melanie Pitkin is Senior Curator of the Nicholson Collection of antiquities and archaeology at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney, and an Egyptologist. She has more than 15 years of experience working in museums in Australia and the United Kingdom and providing support to colleagues at museums in Egypt.
Melanie holds a PhD in Egyptology from Macquarie University. Her thesis examined the understudied First Intermediate Period through a study of its false doors and stelae, which was recently published by Golden House Press. Prior to joining the Chau Chak Wing Museum in February 2022, Melanie worked as a Research Associate (Egyptian Antiquities) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
Author, Journalist & Podcaster Caroline Baum is the author of Only, A Singular Memoir. She is a journalist, broadcaster and hosts the Life Sentences podcast about contemporary biography. Caroline is also the curator of the True Story Festival each November at the South Coast Writers Centre in NSW. She has been a judge for literary awards including The Stella Prize, Premier’s Literary Awards and the Walkleys.